Castles & Palaces

Baroque splendour and a resident ghost: Saarbrücken Palace

Saarbrücken Palace is a baroque masterpiece in the heart of this regional capital. It was built on the left bank of the river Saar on the ruins of medieval Castellum Sarrabrucca, which was first documented back in 999. Throughout its 1,000-year history, the palace has reputedly been haunted by a ghost. When this spirit is not wailing around the ancient walls, it gives guided tours so that visitors can discover why the palace burned down during the French Revolution, why there are doves flying around the ceiling of the banqueting hall and who Charlotte and Ottilie are.

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